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Events of Interest: Week of October 28-November 2, 2012

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 28-Oct-2012
Updated: 28-Oct-2012 06:55 AM

The following events may be of interest in the week ahead.  Congress remains in recess (except for pro forma sessions) until after the elections.

During the Week

For people on the East Coast, all eyes will be on data from NOAA's weather satellites as "Frankenstorm" bears down on a wide area of the region, including Washington, DC.   Before heading out to any of the Washington-based events listed below, check with the sponsor to be sure it is still being held.   Widespread, multi-day power outages are forecast, which means that some websites -- like this one -- may not be able to be updated either.   We'll do our best, though!

Also of particular note, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is due to return from its first operational mission to the International Space Station today.   Splashdown in the Pacific is scheduled for 12:25 pm PT (3:25 pm ET) and will be covered live on NASA TV.

Sunday, October 28

Tuesday, October 30

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 30-31

Thursday, November 1

Friday, November 2


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